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In the past I have tipped and not tipped.
In one case the boat seemed crowded, every spot was filled. When the boat ad says the 30' sleeps 7 it doesn't really mean 7 adults night after night. The holding tank was not emptied before our use so filled first day. Instructor blamed the students but we were not exactly new to heads and determined it could not be one of us. Even if it was, big deal. The instructor did not seem to like the idea of women on board and did not seem to be having as much fun as we were.
In other case the boat was well prepared, no need for people to sleep in the main cabin or even share heads. The captain was entertaining and educational and through no fault of his own found half his students leave after the first day. That gave my wife and I a full week of sailing with personal instruction. We changed the program worked on stuff we wanted to, took a much more difficult route back than was planned, even got in some night sailing. Captian was also having a good time, we even did a pit stop for more booze which was great as we got to enter another marina with a tricky entrance. All in all it was much more than we had expected, covered a lot of stuff that would not normally be covered and it turned out to be one of our best vacations ever!
Guess which one got a tip which was about 10% of our total cost?
Have faith that the oceans are going to rise and flood the world, that plague and pestilence brought on by Climate Change is going to punish us for not believing. Please do as they say it is our only hope. :P